Who shouldn't bid on this kit:
(1) first time model builders
(2) Folks who don't relish losing any extra hair (it will require extra patience)
(3) Any additional model builders I may have left out in the above 2 categories
Having mentioned the above I want people to be fully aware of WHAT EXACTLY they're bidding on. This was a complete model kit purchased on Ebay from a very reputable
seller and shipped up here fully insured and in an undamaged condition UNTIL either the USPS or Canada Post people decided it required an undesired modification and proceeded to drive over it (or pack it) in amongst some VERY heavy items while on its long journey from the US to Canada. As you can plainly see by the photos, the right half of the aircraft's fuselage is in (2) pieces -- the break at the center is relatively clean and ought to be very easy to fix -- the rear piece will require heat treatment and TLC so as to form itself back to a "normal shape" -- for experienced model builders not impossible at all to do.
Both halves of the left wing have a slight bend in them (they're normally straight) however with a little heat treatment this can be easily remedied. The decals have three tears on the "stripe" portions however the rest of the sheet appears unaffected and is not yellowing. A few of the smaller parts for example have bends in them (the inside of the wheel well strips, one landing gear door piece and 2 of the four detailed engine pieces) however none really should give you much of a problem as they're far less serious than the wing bends or fuselage breaks. This kit has NO STAND. The front of the box has tears in it and the seams are coming apart something you would expect from almost getting killed by the postal services. Most of the pictures tell the story. The rest of the pieces in the kit are unaffected and are in excellent condition.
Please e-mail for additional information or pictures. I'll do my best to accommodate your requests.
There will be NO RETURNS on this item for obvious reasons. Why put the kit through additional "trauma". Please wait for me to send your invoice before you pay -- Thanks.....
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